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Sean Pragano joined FOX61 in October 2016 as a morning reporter and weekend morning anchor.

You can catch Sean’s fun Foodie Friday reports every Friday all around the state.

Pragano has been working for the past fifteen years in Charlotte, North Carolina for both FOX Sports Net and Hendricks Motorsports as a reporter, producer, anchor and digital media producer.

A Wallingford native, Pragano graduated from the University of New Haven with a BA in Communication. He has previously worked for the NFL network, TNN Sports, WXAA in Albany, WFSB-TV in Hartford and WCCB-TV (FOX) in Charlotte.

He coaches baseball in Cheshire.


Recent Articles
  • Route 44 in West Hartford reopened after large tree falls in roadway

    WEST HARTFORD — Officials said Route 44 is reopened in both directions at the intersection of Mountain Road. The tree was large and was blocking all four lanes of the road at one point. The tree, which fell naturally, also brought down power lines. The DOT and Eversource were working to clean up the road and restore power.

  • Foodie Friday: Tavern on the Trax in Berlin

    BERLIN — Next stop on the Foodie Friday train is Berlin and the Tavern on the Trax which offers American fare with a twist. A stones throw from the rails, this hot spot on Farmington Ave. puts its own touch on everyday favs. At first, pretzels on crabs cakes made me think twice but after trying them, the savory flavor combined with the crab filling and spicy kick was a perfect blend for my pallet. Definitely worth a try! If […]

  • Manchester considers teen curfew

    MANCHESTER —  Officials are considering the idea of a town-wide teen curfew in response to a rash of recent car thefts and burglaries. The Manchester Board of Directors will meet Tuesday night to discuss the proposed ban of children under the age of 18 from being in any public place, on foot or in a car, from midnight to 5 a.m. The town says it’s a safety measure and a way to cut down on crime. Minority Leader Cheri Eckbreth […]

  • Foodie Friday: Chow Food & Beverage Co. in Clinton

    CLINTON — Places like Chow Food & Beverage Co. in Clinton are exactly what Foodie Friday is all about. A true hidden gem that serves unbelievably tasty food. On the menu you will find traditional American dishes like broccoli rabe and sausage, pizza and BBQ but everything is done with a non-traditional twist. It’s safe to say the pizza will have you saying WTF, but it’s not what you think. The Wow That’s Fantastic pizza is awesome. It’s topped with bacon, […]

  • Fire destroys commercial building in South Windsor, several vehicles damaged

    SOUTH WINDSOR — An overnight fire in South Windsor hits part of a business and damaged several RV’s in the process. A storage shed and one camper at Pete’s RV Center (formally Van’s RV) was completely demolished and two other recreational vehicles were also damaged. The call coming in 12:39 a.m when a passerby noticed the fire in the back of the commercial business along Route 5. Crews arrived to find a fully engulfed fire. It took about 30 minutes […]

  • 2-alarm fire tears through Vernon residence

    VERNON — Crews are on scene of an overnight fire at 33 Franklin Park East in Vernon. Details are limited at this hour, but a neighbor tells Fox 61 the fire happened just after 2:30 a.m. this morning. Firefighters are searching for hot spots and are in overhaul mode as they comb over the building. Rachel Pranckus, who is staying with her mother who lives nearby said the scene was chaotic. “Just a gigantic boom it wasn’t as loud as […]

  • New Haven PD: 19-year-old shot in stomach, critical but stable condition

    NEW HAVEN — New Haven police are investigating a shooting at Munson Street and Winchester Avenue that left a 19-year-old  with serious injuries. Police say Juwell Pagon, of Hamden, called 911 just before 4 a.m. saying he was shot once in the stomach. The victim was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital, and is in critical but stable condition. There’s no word on any suspect as of yet. This is a developing story.

  • Foodie Friday: Rodd’s Restaurant in Bristol a hidden gem

    BRISTOL — Filling up on good, homemade food isn’t a problem at Rodd’s Restaurant in Bristol. The hidden gem on Farmington Avenue has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades. It’s a place people come to socialize as much as they do to eat. As owner Gina Pellrine puts it, “you are never alone at Rodd’s.” She said if you come in by yourself, there’s “always someone here for you.” The breakfast and lunch menu doesn’t disappoint either. […]

  • Foxwoods looking to extend last call to compete with Springfield casino

    Casino goers in Connecticut could soon be able to enjoy a late night beverage while playing blackjack or slots The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe plans to seek permission to serve alcohol until the early morning hours. Foxwoods Casino is looking to extend last call until 4:00 a.m. in order to compete with the soon-to-open MGM Casino in Springfield which has already received permission to serve alcohol later. According to The Day in New London, Tribal officials have approached Connecticut lawmakers, especially […]

  • Hartford Police identify victim in deadly shooting

    HARTFORD — One person is dead after two shootings in Hartford that happened within a 12-hour span. The first, a deadly shooting and the city’s 12th homicide of the year, was on North Canaan Street near Euclid. The call came in shortly before 9:00 p.m. when shot spotter notified police. A car was found smashed into a tree with a man inside. William Small, 42, suffering from an apparent gun shot wound, was pronounced dead at the scene. No word […]